Capital

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Capital most commonly refers to:

  • Capital letter, an upper-case letter in any type of writing.
  • Capital city, the area of a country, province, region, or state, regarded as enjoying primary status, usually but not always the seat of the government.
  • Capital (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods.


Capital may also refer to:

Capital (Economics)[edit]

See all terms: Category:Capital (economics).

Some common terms include:

  • Capital (economics), a factor of production that is not wanted for itself but for its ability to help in producing other goods
  • Capital requirement or "bank capital", the requirement that banks keep certain monetary reserves
  • Financial capital, any form of wealth capable of being employed in the production of more wealth
  • Human capital, workers' skills and abilities as regards their contribution to an economy
  • Intellectual capital, intangible assets, for example, knowledge, resource know-how and processes
  • Natural capital, the resources of an ecosystem that yields a flow of goods and services into the future
  • Physical capital, any non-human asset made by humans and then used in production
  • Public capital, means of production other than natural capital
  • Working capital, short term capital needed by the company to finance its operations
  • Cultural capital, the advantage individuals can gain from mastering the cultural tastes of a privileged group
  • Political capital, means by which a politician or political party may gain support or popularity
  • Social capital, the value of social networks to individuals embedded in them
  • Symbolic capital, in Pierre Bourdieu's theory; a type of capital correlated to social capital, that comes into existence once it is recognized

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